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First sports book bet placed at Mountaineers

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History was made Wednesday at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort when the first sports wager was placed at the William Hill Sports Book, following a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The first bet was placed by former Mountaineer employee Nunzio Veltri.

“I worked here for 11 years as a casino host, and I was honored honored to do the first bet,” Veltri said.

“It's going to be a huge weekend,” said Bill Winkelried, vice president/general manager of Mountaineer. “You've get the three NFL games (Thursday), college games all weekend, ending with the big Sunday NFL schedule coming up, so it’ll be a great weekend."

Nunzio bet the local teams, putting money down on the Browns, Steelers, Ohio State, and West Virginia


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